Chrysopolis - Birrificio Del Ducato

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JAHMUR on 02-07-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 12
Reviews by corby112:
Photo of corby112
3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, bright golden orange color with yellowish-mango hues. Completely still with just a few bubbles rising to the surface. No head or lace to speak of. Nice color but the lack of any foam/head/visible carbonation is disappointing.

Musty, earthy aroma with lactic funk and dry oak countered by light fruit esters and white wine character. Sweaty with cobwebs, damp earth, cheesy funk and a very subtle acetic acid presence. Strong barrel presence in the nose with prominent char and vinous fruit/white wine notes. The oak never becomes overpowering with the sweeter wine, grape and lighter fruit notes balancing things out. Nice balance of funky bugs, estery yeast, acetic acid and barrel. Smells sort of like a gueuze/wine barrel aged American wild ale hybrid.

Medium body that's fuller than expected with a decent amount of soft carbonation which is surprising given how still this beer pours. Tart and slightly puckering but not as sour/funky as the aroma suggests. Some must and lactic funk along with acetic vinegar sweetness that lingers over the oak and sweet vinous notes without becoming unpleasant or solvent-like. The barrel notes really stand out with a decent amount of charred oak and subtle toothpick flavor. Aggressive white wine presence with light grape and vinous fruit complimented by bready yeast and estery apple and pear sweetness. Not overly complex but this beer is light, well balanced and surprisingly drinkable. Again, it kind of reminds me of a blend of 2/3 part white wine BA American wild ale and 1/3 part Belgian gueuze. Enjoyable but I probably wouldn't buy it again because of the high price point.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Have not had many in this style, but this is easily my favorite. Taste is lemon and sour mix. The flavors come together beautifully. Will get this again if I can find it.

Photo of Villa
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Sour....

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really tart, funky, and delicious. Price point is absurd, but this is a real treat.

Photo of KATCanada
3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light golden color very translucent, almost opaque. Bo foam, no carbonation. Big sour nose of apple vinegar. Big sour hit and long finish. Taste reminds me of my favorite white wine vinegar - Agrodolce. Sour apples, vinegar touch of the white wine barrel. Okay.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, funk, lemon, acidic, white wine, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, lemon, funk, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, but the combination of the fairly high acidity and low carbonation make this one heartburn inducing.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Aroma initially opens with lemon rind, followed by funky, musty, horse-blanket with some wood

A: hazy golden straw color with very little head retention

T: Initial flavor is a combination of lemon, followed by some grain with an acidic vinous finish that’s slightly bitter from the brett

M: Med-body with low level carbonation with fair amount of acidity on the tongue finishes quite dry

O: This beer is quite tasty with a very interesting complex aroma that falls somewhere between a lambic and wine barrel aged offering. There is a fair amount of acidity, but the vinous notes are not overwhelming or unpleasant

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy gold. Almost no head.

Heavy wood and apricot. Bracingly sour.Kind of flat but still fleeting on the tongue leaving behind a sour lemon and funky aftertaste.

Photo of RochefortChris
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Classic example of lambic, flawless.

Photo of Axnjxn
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%

330ml bottle. teku glass

pours a totally flat hazy yellow. funky lemon/white grape/ acidic nose. slighty tart, very musty taste. big white wine flavor. no oak presence. finishes sour and it lasts. very drinkable, i wouldnt consider this a gueuze though. much more like an american wild ale. enjoyable but the price point is a bit much. i would drink again but not buy.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

weird to call this one a gueuze, as i dont believe it is blended, but it is a very sour lambic thats absolutely delicious. its pale in color, but extremely bright, yellow and light, sunny, but with absolutely no head, just the little air bubbles that rise and burst from a vigorous pour, i cant excite this thing. the smell is fantastic, sour but in that funky italian way, almost like their blueberry nightmare, with a slight vinegar hit to it, and a hot citric acidity. its mouthwatering for sure. looks like a mostly white wheat malt base, but the texture isnt there, its really really thin and under carbonated, just doesnt feel the part for me, which really hurts its overall impression for me. the flavor rocks though, you really get the white wine barrel, acidic, tannic, pear, green apple, white grape, sharpness, mature oak, and funk. super dry in the finish which i love, the fruitiness is cleaned up almost as fast as it arises, and the sourness lingers. feels delicate to me, which i like, very very winey, which is a good thing i think in this case, but it lacks the mouthfeel to be rated with the best in the genre. some wild price variation on this in the market here too. ive seen it ranging from under 9 bucks to upwards of 16...

Photo of Hoperator
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Presentation is a light yellow gold color with a hazed clarity. There is no head or carbonation as the style intends. The aroma has vinegar-like warmth. The mouthfeel on the front end pulls sour and finishes with the oaky, champaign-like dryness. Tart with no alcohol burn and much flavor contributed by yeast. Enjoyable.

Chrysopolis from Birrificio Del Ducato
91 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.